• Leggett Family Receives ‘Thanks of a Grateful Nation’

    Last week, Congressman Ed Perlmutter presented the family of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Leggett with a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Veterans Day, 2014.

    Leggett, a 1993 graduate of Westminster High School was killed August 20th while on duty in Kabul, Afghanistan.

    Perlmutter told Matthew’s brothers Rod and Ben that, “you have the thanks of a grateful nation. I know that there is a hole in this family now.” The family spoke with the Congressman at length about Matthew’s life and his plans for the future. He was set to retire from the Army this spring.

    “I miss my brother all the time,” said Rod. “He was a great guy and would do anything for everyone.”

    Matthew was initially honored by District 50 on Veterans Day in November when his name was added to a plaque at District 50 Memorial Stadium. The plaque lists all of the graduates who died while fighting for their country.

    In honor of the occasion, the Congressman’s office arranged to have a flag flown over the Capitol on Veterans Day.
    You can view that initial story here.

    Posted February 26, 2015